Professor Martin Halliwell

Professor Halliwell’s expertise will be invaluable in helping to understand the factors that have contributed to the United States becoming the global epicentre of the COVID-19 outbreak. He has published extensively on public health in the U.S. and is currently completing a book titled American Health Crisis: Panic, Planning, and Politics, 1918–2018, which explores U.S. federal responses to critical health episodes from the end of World War I to the present. He charts the evolution of the U.S. Public Health Service in response to warfare, pandemic and periodic crises in health care delivery. He also covers the current COVID-19 pandemic with respect to federal leadership, health security, public health education, and media and cultural responses.